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Department Overview

Staff looking at xrayThe UC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery was founded at the UC College of Medicine in 1902. The department boasts nationally recognized faculty members, hailed for their accomplishments in research, patient care and training the next generation of physicians in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions.

Our department and its committed team of faculty, staff and researchers, are dedicated to high-quality resident education, excellence in patient care and a commitment to advancing the science of orthopaedic surgery.

All our clinical faculty are physicians at UC Health, practicing under the UC Health Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine umbrella. As the referral center for Southwest Ohio and the region, UC Health Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine provides top-quality care for all orthopaedic and sports medicine conditions from routine sprains to traumatic bone and joint injuries.

Board certified and fellowship trained, our clinical faculty are expert orthopaedic specialists and are consistently honored by their peers, appearing on lists such as Best Doctors in America and Cincinnati Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Cincinnati.”

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University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopaedic Surgery's Mission and Values

Values Statement

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati is comprised of a diverse group of faculty, residents, and staff. Each provides valuable contributions to the department and to the care we provide to our patients. We value each other as equals—regardless of skin color, gender, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation. Each of us are an integral member of the team with a unique perspective and set of lived experiences that shape who we are. Most importantly, we strive to provide the highest quality care to our patients irrespective of their racial, religious, sexual orientation or economic background.

However, we recognize that the field of orthopaedic surgery lacks diversity and that more work must be done to ensure that our faculty, residents, and staff reflect both the patients we serve and the population at large.

The department has been at the forefront of the effort to reduce gender disparities in orthopaedic surgery. Nevertheless, this moment calls for us to do more. We pledge to recognize and address our implicit biases, to work to reduce racial and social inequities in healthcare, eliminate microaggressions in the workplace, and to redouble our efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive department.

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Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Sciences Building
Room 5506
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670212
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0212

Mail Location: 0212
Phone: 513-558-2978
Fax: 513-558-2220
Email: shelley.hess@uc.edu